28 Feb 2011 Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: BOTS GAYS GO TO COURT...

Gaborone – Gays in Botswana have gone to court to challenge the legality of Section 164 of the Penal Code that criminalizes same sex relationships. The Attorney General is cited as the first respondent in the court application. Caine Youngman,…

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19 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CASES MUST BE FUNDED’...

Motswaledi’s legal bill opens debate on funding of Constitutional cases Gomolemo Motswaledi’s legal bill has opened a debate on the need for constitunal cases to be funded. The interim leader of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) finally paid his…

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23 Nov 2010 Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: CONSTITUTIONALITY OF BOTSWANA’S MEDIA PRACTITIONER’S ACT...

SALC is supporting a challenge to the constitutionality of Botswana’s Media Practitioner’s Act (MPA), which subjects private media to state regulation. Of particular concern are sections of the law that require journalists to be registered and accredited on threat of criminal…

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05 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: CONDOMS IN PRISON DEBATE RAGES...

The issue of whether to distribute condoms in prisons is a hot potato that has pitted the government against AIDS organisations. It has pitted Vice-President Mompati Merafhe, against the executive director of the Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV…

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17 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SCANT ROOM TO SCOFF AT MODEL’S STUPIDITY...

AMONG those who do human rights work and who are inclined to sackcloth and ashes, model Naomi Campbell’s testimony at the Special Court for Sierra Leone caused much consternation: “She got more attention than all the victims of Sierra Leone…

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16 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: BOTSWANA DEFIES AFRICAN COMMISSION RULING...

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE 16 August 2010 Botswana Defies African Commission Ruling Statements by Botswana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs indicating that Botswana will not comply with a recent ruling by the African Commission on Human and…

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